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Lexicon :: Strong's H7386 - rêq

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TWOT Reference: 2161a

Strong’s Definitions

רֵיק rêyq, rake; or (shorter) רֵק rêq; from H7324; empty; figuratively, worthless:—emptied(-ty), vain (fellow, man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H7386 in the following manner: empty (6x), vain (5x), emptied (1x), vain men (1x), vain fellows (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H7386 in the following manner: empty (6x), vain (5x), emptied (1x), vain men (1x), vain fellows (1x).
  1. empty, vain

    1. empty (of vessels)

    2. empty, idle, worthless (ethically)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רֵיק rêyq, rake; or (shorter) רֵק rêq; from H7324; empty; figuratively, worthless:—emptied(-ty), vain (fellow, man).
† [רֵיק], רֵק adjective empty, vain — masculine absolute רֵק Genesis 37:24 + 2 times; feminine דֵקָה feminine דֵקָה Ezekiel 24:11; Isaiah 29:8; masculine plural רֵ(י)קִים Judges 7:16 +; feminine plural רֵקוֺת Genesis 41:27; —
1. empty, of vessels 2 Kings 4:3; Judges 7:16; Ezekiel 24:11Jeremiah 14:3 (רֵיקִים for דֵיקָם), Jeremiah 51:34 (רֵיק for רִיק); of pit Genesis 37:24 (J), lap Nehemiah 5:13, ears of grain Genesis 41:27 (E; דֵּקּוֺת Genesis 41:6; Genesis 41:7; Genesis 41:23; Genesis 41:24); רֵקָה נַפְשׁוֺ Isaiah 29:8 (compare Isaiah 32:61).
2. empty, idle, worthless, ethically; אנשׁים ריקים worthless fellows Judges 9:4; Judges 11:3; 2 Chronicles 13:7, so הָרֵקִים alone(as substantive) 2 Samuel 6:20; מְרַדֵּף רֵיקִים Proverbs 12:11 AV RV of persons; < vain, unprofitable things, Proverbs 28:19 (see Toy); מִן דָּבָר ר׳ Deuteronomy 32:47 (D) a thing too empty (of significance) for you; + (probably) Psalm 4:3 (רֵיק for MT רִיק) love an empty thing (|| כזב), of abortive course of action.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


37:24; 37:24; 41:6; 41:7; 41:23; 41:24; 41:27; 41:27




7:16; 7:16; 9:4; 11:3

2 Samuel


2 Kings


2 Chronicles







12:11; 28:19


29:8; 29:8; 32:6


14:3; 51:34


24:11; 24:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7386 matches the Hebrew רֵיק (rêq),
which occurs 14 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:24 - and they took him and threw him into the pit. Now the pit was empty, H7386 without any water in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:27 - “The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:47 - “For it is not an idle H7386 word for you; indeed it is your life. And by this word you will prolong your days in the land, [fn]which you are about to cross the Jordan to [fn]possess.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:16 - He divided the 300 men into three [fn]companies, and he put trumpets and empty H7386 pitchers into the hands of all of them, with torches inside the pitchers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:4 - They gave him seventy pieces of silver from the house of Baal-berith with which Abimelech hired worthless H7386 and reckless fellows, and they followed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:3 - So Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob; and worthless H7386 fellows gathered themselves [fn]about Jephthah, and they went out with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:20 - But when David returned to bless his household, Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel distinguished himself today! He uncovered himself today in the eyes of his servants’ maids as one of the foolish H7386 ones H7386 shamelessly uncovers himself!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:3 - Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, even empty H7386 vessels; do not get a few.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:7 - and worthless H7386 men gathered about him, scoundrels, who proved too strong for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when [fn]he was young and timid and could not hold his own against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:13 - I also shook out the [fn]front of my garment and said, “Thus may God shake out every man from his house and from his possessions who does not fulfill this [fn]promise; even thus may he be shaken out and emptied.” H7386 And all the assembly said, “Amen!” And they praised the LORD. Then the people did according to this [fn]promise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:11 - He who tills his land will have plenty of bread,
But he who pursues worthless H7386 things lacks [fn]sense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:19 - He who tills his land will have plenty of food,
But he who follows empty H7386 pursuits will have poverty in plenty.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 - It will be as when a hungry man dreams
And behold, he is eating;
But when he awakens, his [fn]hunger is not satisfied, H7386
Or as when a thirsty man dreams
And behold, he is drinking,
But when he awakens, behold, he is faint
And his [fn]thirst is not quenched.
Thus the multitude of all the nations will be
Who wage war against Mount Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:11 - “Then set it empty H7386 on its coals
So that it may be hot
And its bronze may [fn]glow
And its filthiness may be melted in it,
Its rust consumed.

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